Appraisal of Electronic Records Workshop [SAA DAS]: Scholarships Available


This event is co-sponsored by METRO and Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York Inc.

On Monday, June 10, 2013, METRO and Archivists Round Table of New York are co-sponsoring the SAA DAS workshop Appraisal of Electronic Records. The full-day workshops will take place at METRO.

Eighteen $100 partial scholarships to this workshop are available as part of METRO's Keeping Collections project, which is funded in part by the New York State Archives Documentary Heritage Program

Eligibility: These scholarships are intended to provide assistance "to the not-for-profit organizations that hold, collect and make available the state's historical records" in New York City and Westchester County. Thus, scholarships will be limited to those working in organizations that meet those requirements. Visit the application page for more information.


Workshop Details:

After a review of the fundamental principles of archival appraisal and appraisal policies, you’ll be introduced to the unique issues that need to be addressed when appraising electronic records.  Case studies will highlight the practical aspects of appraisal when dealing with electronic records.

Upon completion of this course you'll be able to:

Workshop Objectives:
  • Develop an appraisal policy for your archives;
  • Include electronic records on records retention and disposal schedules; Appraise electronic records for your archives.
  • Address technical issues (such as metadata, software dependence, etc.) that arise when appraising electronic records; and,
  • Appraise electronic records for your archives.
Who Should Attend?

Archivist Practitioners, Records Managers.  Anyone responsible for the archival appraisal of electronic records. 

What Should You know?  

Archival appraisal of records, as well as some basic knowledge about digital preservation and electronic records.

This course is one of the Foundational Courses in the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Curriculum and Certificate Program and builds on others including Basic Electronic Records. If you intend to pursue the Certificate, you'll need to pass the examination for this course. Please follow "Procedures for DAS webinars" to access exam information.